Clematis Dutchess of Edinburg, closeup

Clematis Duchess of Edinburgh

A long time beloved beauty with layers of velvety white petals that create large 4-6″ luscious blooms. A repeat bloomer, Duchess of Edinburgh Clematis blooms on both old and new wood. You can expect flowers in late spring and early summer, then again in late summer into fall.

Duchess of Edinburgh Clematis is a member of pruning group 2. In early spring prune off dead or spindly wood, careful not to prune off old good wood or early flowers will be lost. Prune again right after first flush of blooms to encourage second bloom. Prune back some stems one-third to one-half by cutting to large buds or a strong side shoot immediately below the spent blooms.


Additional Information

Botanical Name

Clematis Duchess of Edinburgh

Common Name


Bloom Color


Bloom Time

Late Spring, Early Summer, Late Summer, Fall

Foliage Color


Light Requirements

Part Shade, Sun






Arbor, Butterflies, Cut Flower, Trellis


Average, Moist, Rich

Water Needs

Average, Consistent



Plant Type


Clematis Growing Tips

Most clematis prefer full sun or light shade, although there are many that prefer more shade. Clematis need cool roots that are shaded. Plant a small shrub or large perennial directly in front of it to shade roots. A thick layer of mulch will also help to keep the soil moist. This vine prefers to be grown in moist, well-drained soil. Plant Clematis 3″ deeper than it was in the original pot. Bury the first set of entire leaves to encourage the production of strong shoots from below soil level and to discourage clematis wilt.